The muni market out-performed the U.S. Treasury market last week and trading volume continues to be unseasonably heavy–not surprising given the heavy outflows from mutual funds, the large new issue calendar and yields that started the week at much cheaper levels than have been seen in a while.
The week ahead, however, brings a much smaller new issue calendar and of course the much-anticipated December FOMC meeting.
THIS WEEK’S INGREDIENTS:
- It’s Fed Week Again!
- The Muni Market is Less Illiquid!
- Market Performance: Price Rally Follows the Yield Rally
- Three Seasons: Fall is the New Summer
- Muni Bond Fund Flows
- Banks, Insurance Companies and Foreigners Big Buyers of Munis in Q3
- The Calendar
- Muni Market Data and Tables
- The Bottom Line
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